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Quebec Resources

Discussion in 'Canada' started by JimP, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. JimP

    JimP LostCousins Member

    An excellent (and free) source for research in New France/Lower Canada/Quebec is the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, www.banq.qc.ca.

    Important digitized collections include:
    1. La Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes, by Cyprien Tanguay. An attempt to trace all the old French-Canadian families from 1608 up to the 1880s, and of the New England captives of the 1680s and 1690s. The introductory material also has good explanations of spelling variants, transformations of surnames, and 'dit' names.
    2. Civil status registers -- baptisms, marriages and burials, from the beginning of civil registration up to 1918.
    3. Lovell's Directories for the Montreal region from 1842 to 2010, plus a few for other parts of Quebec
    4. Notarial Archives -- archives of notarials acts (wills, deeds, marriage contracts, etc.) from over 1600 notaries public back to the 1600s.

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